For someone who has never extended there home or dealt with Planning and Building Regulations, the process can be a little daunting. We have put together a quick explanation of how the process works. Throughout the whole process we are always available on the telephone or email if you have any questions.
We offer a free consultation. One of our Architectural Designers would come to your property to discuss your requirements, budget, timescale and answer any questions you have. Once they have an outline of the work required they will leave you with a no obligation quote. For large scale projects they will email the quote the following day.
Once you have agreed to the quotation we will make arrangements to come down to your property and carry out a full measured survey of the internal layout, elevations, site layout and any other important areas within the project.
Depending on the complexity of your proposed plans we may book you in for a design meeting. We will give you different design options along with cost and potential pitfalls. When we can understand exactly what it is you want we will go away to produce proposed plans.
Planning Application Stage
Once we have confirmation of design we will prepare your Planning drawings and submit them to your local council authority. For a full Planning Application the department should determine your application within 8 weeks. Large or more complex applications may take longer. This will all be discussed in the initial meeting.
We will deal with any minor amendments or queries from the planning officer and keep you up dated along the way.
Building Regulations Stage
Upon receiving your Planning Approval, we will start working on the Building Regulation drawings adding construction details. Once we have received client approval we will submit the drawings to either the local authority building control or a private inspector (Decision is yours.) We will deal with any amendments and queries from the Building control officer and keep you updated. Once you have received your approval the building work can commence.
Even after you have received your planning and/or building regulations approval we will stay in touch and be on hand if the buildings or yourself need any more information.